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Monday's notes: Bionic Predators?

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What a coincidence we have this morning - we start things off with a look at Nashville's $6 Million Man, then follow up with analysis of how the team may be bigger, faster and stronger than in years past. I couldn't help but be reminded of the awesome 70's TV series...

(OK, the intro for the TV show was "better, stronger, faster", but it's close enough for a Monday morning)

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Nashville Predators News

Preds' Erat finds home, new family in NHL | Nashville City Paper
A nice background piece here on the guy who is perhaps putting together his best season yet.

Midyear additions help Nashville Predators play bigger | The Tennessean
There's a lot more beef in the Preds' lineup than just a couple weeks ago.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

OHL: 58 minutes of fame; Erie Otters centre Connor Crisp, after not playing all season, goes in as an emergency goalie - Buzzing The Net
Just an awesome story here - did I see on Twitter that this is Terry Crisp's nephew or something?

Why a Team's Record when they Score 3 or more Goals is an Utterly-Flawed Statistic - Arctic Ice Hockey
Thank you, thank you, thank you... I can't stand this one.

Breakaway: the Bollywood Hockey Movie - The Hockey Writers
"Goon" isn't the only recent hockey movie, you know.

Climate change threatens outdoor hockey in Canada - The Globe and Mail
Outdoor rinks are opening later, and closing earlier, as average temperatures rise.

On being a GM: The difficulties of buying low, selling high | Backhand Shelf
Think Sergei Kostitsyn a couple years ago.

Schedule Summary - Mar 5 to Mar 11 - Fantasy Hockey Scouts
Make sure you've got those fantasy hockey rosters updated for the week, for many of you this week or next can determine whether you make the playoffs.

Kimmo Timonen, Andrej Meszaros out 'indefinitely' - Broad Street Hockey
Troubling news in Philadelphia.

Not Perfect, But Works Just Fine: Blackhawks 2 - Scum 1 - Second City Hockey
The Blackhawks notched a rare visitor's win at Joe Louis Arena.

Avalanche at Wild Recap: Semyon Varlamov Earns 4th Shutout As Avs Top The Wild 2-0 - Mile High Hockey
Colorado is hanging in the playoff hunt.

Ilya Bryzgalov humongous big as Flyers beat Caps, finally grab back-to-back wins - Broad Street Hockey
Philly put the screws to Washington, which starts the week in 9th place.

Unlikely Production Sends Panthers to First Win over Senators in Nine Attempts - Litter Box Cats
The Panthers rebounded from their loss to the Preds by beating Ottawa.

New York Islanders 1, New Jersey Devils 0: Anders Nilsson's 1st Win, NHL Shutout - Lighthouse Hockey
Another day, another goalie for the Islanders.

Rangers Vs. Bruins: Derek Stepan's Third Period Goal Pushes Rangers Past Bruins - Blueshirt Banter
New York took this battle of Eastern Conference heavyweights.

Game 65: Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes - Raw Charge
Carolina got screwed in this one, with an unfortunate overtime penalty which led to a Tampa Bay win.

And lastly, here's that "You Can Play" video we told you about yesterday: